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Orono is hosting a Special Olympics Minnesota Unified Basketball Tournament next Friday, January 28, at the Orono Activities Center (OAC). Schools from around the area will bring their Unified Basketball teams to Orono to enjoy an awesome day of competition. Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages . Reminder: January 28 is a non-school day for students, so please consider supporting this… Continue Reading Unified Basketball Tournament January 28 at the OAC

The January 24, 2022, School Board Listening Session registration form is now open beginning 9 a.m. Friday, January 21 through 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Please visit for more information. Registrants who completed the form within the designated window will be notified by email by 3:00 p.m. on Monday with a designated time slot… Continue Reading School Board Listening Session January 24, 2022

Please review the Safe Return to School Plan for more information on COVID-19 protocols and new isolation and quarantine guidelines . The COVID-19 Dashboard includes data (updated every Friday) and summaries from the COVID-19 Response Team. You can now order four free test kits for your family through USPS:

The state has set an open enrollment application deadline of January 15 each year. Now that the deadline has passed, open enrollment applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Students will be invited to enroll in Orono Schools on a space-available basis. Complete information is available on the enrollment webpage:  Please note that parents/guardians… Continue Reading Open Enrollment Applications

Senior Scholars Honored

On November 8, 2021, Orono Schools celebrated the accomplishments of 25 students from the Class of 2022. These students have excelled academically and earned recognition through the National Merit Scholarship and Advanced Placement Scholar programs.  National Merit Scholarship ProgramThe National Merit® Scholarship Program is a nationwide academic competition recognizing some of America’s most promising students.… Continue Reading Senior Scholars Honored